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North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2022 Starcamp

North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2022 Starcamp

Friday 21st October 2022 from 17:00pm to Sunday 23rd October 2022 12:00pm

Doe Park Caravan Site
Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UQ, North East

Join our Star Camp for an astronomical weekend in Teesdale. The camp is perfect for novice astronomers and is suitable for people aged six and over.

Telescopes will be provided, along with expert guidance, and you are welcome to bring your equipment, including cameras (with tripods), binoculars and telescopes. There will also be astronomy-themed talks, solar observing and a bottle rocket competition.

During the weekend, the planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars can be seen in the evening and look incredible through large telescopes (provided). The event occurs at the new Moon, and with no natural moonlight, the skies will be at their darkest – it’s a great time of year to view the Milky Way arching across the sky above the North Pennines.

You will arrive on Friday night to a mulled wine reception at 7 pm – stargazing will be available (weather permitting) on Friday and Saturday night, departing on Sunday. Bring warm clothing and a red light torch (if you have one).

Pitch fees – electric £22 per night; non-electric £17 per night – plus £9.50 per person per night ‘astronomy charge’ (£8 for under 16s).


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your spaces direct with Doe Park Caravan Site –www.doepark.co.uk / 01833 650302 / [email protected].

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  • North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2022 Starcamp

    Friday 21st October 2022 from 17:00pm to Sunday 23rd October 2022 12:00pm

    Doe Park Caravan Site, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ

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